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Being Dependable by Rachelle Ludwinski
 Candy Watch with the saying, "Being dependable counts!"
 Crafting is contagious!
 Don't let life's blessings become burdens by Michelle Shirley
 Handout Idea from A Princess Am I
 Handout Idea from Family Home Evening Blog
 Handout Ideas from Emma's Place
Holy Handouts
Storytime Handouts
We must not be "nearly" dependable by Jocelyn Gibbons
You can count on me by Tiersa Ludlow
YW Believe


Being dependable is important by Jaclyn Dias
 Didn't YOU prepare the lesson?? by Lauren Brown
 I told the story of the Parable of the Popper and then brought a bowl of popcorn in a glass bowl so that the YW could see the kernels at the bottom and the fully popped corn at the top. We discussed concepts regarding dependability, Rising to the occasion, living to be your potential etc. I asked the girls which part of the popcorn was most desirable, and which type of popcorn they most resembled. The girls also really enjoyed eating the popcorn! I handed them each a paper with the story printed on it.  (Idea by Tiffany Farha / ga10302008)
 Lesson Helps from Debanae
 Lesson Helps (and handout idea) from Jessica Feth
 Lesson Helps from Mormon Share
 Lesson Helps from Young Women Connection
Stacey writes, "I thought of the movie, Horton Hatches the Egg. I am going to play a narrated version on YouTube, which can be found here.  Then I asked the following questions to get them thinking about how the story relates to the their lives:

- How often are you like Maizy the bird? Or Horton the elephant? 
- What trials did Horton have to suffer through to hatch the egg?  (Boredom, Weather, Hunters, Friends laughing, sold to a circus.) 
- When the egg hatches, Maizy wants the egg back after Horton did all the work. How would you feel if you did all the work and someone else got the benefits? Has there been a time when you were lazy and took the reward without the work?
- Who do you depend on?
- Who depends on you?
- What happens if these people weren’t dependable?

I loved the "An elephant's faithful" quote, so I made a handout to go with"  (ga11292011)

PERSONAL PROGRESS HELPS - These Personal Progress Goals pertain to the lesson.  You could encourage the girls to work on one of these goals in the coming week.

 Divine Nature Goal 2, Divine Nature Goal 5, Individual Worth Goal 2, Individual Worth Goal 4, Choice & Accountability 7, Good Works Goal 6, Integrity Goal 3, Integrity Goal 4.


Paper Cakes and Icing


 Joseph B. Wirthlin, “Life’s Lessons Learned,”  Liahona and Ensign, May 2007, 45. You might replace the story of Cindy with Elder Wirthlin’s experience on the football team.

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